Leo Jurgens Jr.
Leo A. Juergens Jr.
Jan. 26, 1937 – Dec. 27, 2018
Leo A. Juergens Jr., 81, Minot, died Thursday, December 27, 2018 in a Minot hospital.
Leo was born January 26, 1937 in Minot, ND to Leo E. and Edna (Pederson) Juergens. He attended grade school in Waterford Township of Ward County and graduated
from Carpio High School in 1955. He attended Minot State Teacher’s College for one year.
Leo enlisted into the US Army on November 15, 1957. He completed his active duty service in 1958 and was transferred to reserve status. He returned to North Dakota.
Leo was united in marriage to Mary Thingvold on May 22, 1960 in Barton, ND. They have called Minot home their entire lives. Leo was first employed at Muus Lumber for a couple of years, prior to joining General Trading Company. Leo retired as manager of the business after 37 years of service in 1997.
They wintered in Florida during their retirement years. He was a member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, Elks Lodge, Moose Club, Eagles Aerie and the American Legion,
all of Minot.
Leo enjoyed traveling, miniature toy collecting, painting, word searches and loved spending time with a book. He will be missed by all who shared in his life.
Leo’s family includes his loving wife of 58 years, Mary Juergens, Minot; brothers, Curtis (Ruth) Juergens and Wesley (Judy) Juergens, both of Minot along with
numerous nieces and nephews.
Leo was preceded in death by his parents, and his brother, Richard Juergens and sister-in-law, Julie Juergens.
Funeral service: 11:00 a.m. Monday, December 31, 2018 at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, Minot.
Interment: Sunset Memorial Gardens, Minot
Visitation was held on Sunday, December 30, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. at the Thomas Family Funeral Home, Minot.
Memorials are preferred St. Mark’s Lutheran Church or to the Trinity Hospital Foundation.
Memories and condolences can be shared at www.thomasfamilyfuneralhome.com
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